This Tuesday’s Reading “Lessons in IT Leadership: Doing Less with Less and Failing for Success” is from Mark Katsouros, Director of Telecommunications and Network Services at the University of Iowa.*
Today’s reading is a Matt Richtel piece “Growing Up Digital, Wired fro Distraction” which first appeared in the New York Times on November 21, 2010.
This piece caught my attention for three reasons:
Yesterday, EDUCAUSE released its 2010 study of undergraduate students and information technology.
I came across today's reading, "Leaders Develop Daily, Not in a Day", last week in John Maxwell's GIANT Impact newsletter. Maxwell is an internationally know writer -- over 19 million books sold -- and speaker on leadership.
His's thesis in this piece is very straightforward: "Unless we set aside time to grow into the person we desire to be, we will not reach our potential." Leaders need to commit themselves to the process of growth, if indeed they want to develop as leaders.
In today’s reading “Back from a vacation?”, David Rock, founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and CDO of Results Coaching Systems, reports on research indicating that we are more likely to solve really difficult problems when we have a fresh or quiet mind. Specifically the research points out that when faced with a new problem we apply strategies that worked in prior experiences. This works well if the new problem is similar to an old one, but is far less likely to work if there is little relationship between the two problems. What happens is that th
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “Keeping Pace with Technology” comes from ITLP IX’s Vision Team – Beth-Anne Sullivan (Northeastern University), Terry Tatum (University of Texas), Elease Welch (New York University), Randy Standridge (University of Texas), Todd Rheinfrank (Carnegie Mellon University), and Tom Lewis (University of Washington). Their graduation was last summer and since then they have continued to write, challenging their colleagues in the next stages of their leadership journey.
In "The Power of Persuasion", Susan Cramm Cramm argues that persuading and inspiring others starts with your character and credibility which you have established through personal interactions. She believes that effective leaders get things done through others and, in doing so, are able to create a powerful role for themselves, their organizations and technology. In the piece she suggests that talking to stakeholders, providing help, interacting with their staff and clients, understanding their work, empathizing with
David Storm, in the January 2007 issue of InformationWeek calls our attention to "Five Disruptive Technologies to Watch in 2007".
Today's reading is the Work-Life Balance column from the December 19, 2006 issue of The Economist. The column, which can be found at,
has two short notes: "Consumer technologies are invading corporate computing" and "Executive toys."
Today, we welcome the participants in Group VI of the IT Leaders Program who are starting their first workshop. Welcome to the Tuesday Readings, gleanings from my readings that I hope you might find interesting, provocative, and otherwise useful.